Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Jenny Wagner Pascual ( a Hunting Art Prize finalist)
Lotus Bermudez, Asher Gallery
Johnny B. Rogue
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
He shows me a picture of pieces of blue and white pottery.
He was also contracted to excavate an area near the fire department adjacent to the Lofts.
"Lost Trench?"I asked
"There was a cholera Epidemic that caused many deaths." He went on " So many in fact, that they stopped having proper burials for victims of the Epidemic, and just started throwing them in mass graves." There are historical hints that a trench was dug, but all traces of the whereabouts have vanished."
One of their goals was to find weather or not English colonies had settled in Houston; by going strait to the source.
He found a few little details that have been overlooked by scholars.
These details, explained a history already partially founded by artifacts found in the area.
Dr. Brown, found a old map in a book depicting the land of English to America colonies dating back to the 1600's.
The book tells a story of the king starting settlements in Caroliana. (yes that is how it is spelled.)
Caroliana was East of the Mississippi, and west of New Mexico.
Dr. Brown found several other pieces of information;
In 1664 the Spanish observed a strange site. They saw four English ships carrying families and animals,(obviously not war ships) headed West, past Florida.
Dr. Brown also found a court document dating back to King Charles. He was selling some of his land in America. In the documents he stated that he could not give any land east of the Mississippi, because he had a settlement there.
*Black earth graves were graves used in England, and brought over to America in the 1600's by English settlers. The name indicates the soil that was used, making the ground around the body black in color, while also aiding to the decomposition of the deceased.